Baryshnikov G.F. 2015. Late Pleistocene Canidae remains from Geographical Society Cave in the Russian Far East // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.14. No.1: 65–83 [in English].

Gennady F. Baryshnikov [], Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Universitetskaya nab. 1, Saint Petersburg 199034, Russia.

ABSTRACT. The analysis of bone remains of canids from the Upper-Pleistocene deposits of Geographical Society Cave in Primorskii Territory, Russia, revealed the presence of 4 species: Nyctereutes procyonoides, Canis lupus, Cuon alpinus, and Vulpes vulpes. Their accumulation is associated predominantly with the food activity of larger carnivores (Crocuta ultima, Panthera tigris), which used the cave as a den. No reliable signs of utilization of canids by ancient people were detected.

KEY WORDS: Canidae, Late Pleistocene, Paleolithic cave sites, Russian Far East, taphonomy, taxonomy.

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